Dr Hayley J. Hooper

Pennington's Student in Law


LL.B(hons) (Glasgow), BCL(Oxon), M.Phil(Oxon.), D.Phil(Oxon)

Academic Background

Hayley J Hooper is the Pennington's Student in Law (Fixed-Term Career Development Fellow) at Christ Church, Oxford. She is also an academic affiliate of the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights.

She holds an LL.B with Honours from the University of Glasgow, and a Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.), M.Phil in Law, and a D.Phil in Law from the University of Oxford. She previously worked as a Foreign Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Israel, where she assisted on a number of high profile constitutional law cases. Her teaching interests include Constitutional Law, and Administrative Law, and European Union Law.

You can view a more frequently updated version of Hayley’s research interests and publications by visiting her profile on the Oxford Law Faculty website by clicking the ‘Visit Personal Site’ link.

Hayley is originally from Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Undergraduate Teaching

Constitutional Law (Mods), Administrative Law, European Union Law.

Research Interests

Constitutional Law, Constitutional Theory, Parliaments, Human Rights, National Security


Forthcoming Monographs

Hooper, H.J., Security, Risk, and Justice: The Closed Material Procedure in Context (CUP, forthcoming)


Fikfak, V., and Hooper, H.J., Parliament's Secret War (Hart, Oxford 2018)

Edited Collection

Hunt M., Hooper H., and Yowell P. (Eds.), Parliaments and Human Rights: Redressing the Democratic Deficit (Hart, Oxford 2015)

Policy Paper

Hunt M., Hooper H., and Yowell P., ‘Parliaments and Human Rights: Redressing the Democratic Deficit’, AHRC Public Policy Series (No. 5), April 2012

Articles & Book Chapters

HJ Hooper, 'Between Power and Process: Legal and Political Control over (Inter)national Security' (2018) 38 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 1

Shining Light on the Darkness? (2013) Public Law, April 213

‘The Use of Parliamentary Materials by Courts in Proportionality Judgments’ Hunt M., Hooper H., and Yowell P. (Eds.), Ch 18

Case Comments

The Future is a Foreign Country: R (Lord Carlile and Others) v Home Secretary (2015) 74(1) Cambridge Law Journal 23

The Curious Tale of the Black Spider Memos: Evans v Attorney General and Information Commissioner, (2015) Edinburgh Law Review 101

Crossing the Rubicon: Comment on Bank Mellat v Her Majesty’s Treasury (No. 1)' [2013] UKSC 38, (2014) Public Law 171

An Unsteady Middle Ground: Joined Cases C 584/10 P, C 593/10 P and C 595/10 P Commission and United Kingdom v Kadi (No. 2) [2013] ECR 00000' (2014) 20(3)
European Public Law 409

The Lesser of Two Evils, Case comment on W (Algeria) v Home Secretary [2012] UKSC 8, (2012) 3 Law Quarterly Review 511

Liberty before Security: Case T-85/09 Kadi v Commission (No. 2) [2010] ECR 00000 (September 30, 2010), (2012) 18 (3) European Public Law, 458 - 469

Book Reviews

Publication Review of Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution by Alison L. Young (2017) 133 LQR 688

Review of Parliaments and the European Court of Human Rights, by Alice Donald and Phlip Leach (2017) Law Quarterly Review April 343

Review of Constitutional Courts and Deliberative Democracy, by Conrado Hbner Mendes (2014) Law Quarterly Review October 685

Review of The Right to Have Rights: Citizenship, Humanity, and International Law, by Alison Kesby (2013) EHRLR March 110

Review of The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic, by Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermeule (2012) Public Law 588

Review of The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays, by Tom Campbell, Keith D Ewing, and Adam Tomkins (eds.) (2011) 6 European Human Rights Law Review 750

Blog Posts

HJ Hooper and Veronika Fikfak, 'Whither the War Powers Convention? What Next for Parliamentary Control of Armed Conflict after Syria?' (2018) UK Constitutional Law Association Blog

HJ Hooper, 'Balancing Access to Justice and the Public Interest: Privacy International and Ouster Clauses in the Broader Constitutional Context' (2018) UK Constitutional Law Association Blog

Critical reflections on the High Court judgment in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, with Mark Elliott UK Const. L Blog (November 2016)

Voting on Military Action in Syria: Part II, UK Const. L Blog (December 2015)

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: A Potential Further Erosion of Citizenship Rights in the United Kingdom, Constitutionnnet (Jan 2015)

Report on the UK-China Public Law Conference 2013: The Rule of Law in Modern Constitutionalism, UK Const. L. Blog (September 2013)

Keep Calm and Carry On?, UK Const. L. Blog (October 2012)

The Justice and Security Bill: Some Serious Concerns, UK Const. L. Blog (June 2012)

A Case without Precedent: City of London v Samede and Others [2012] EWHC 34 (QB), UK Const. L. Blog (May 2012)


Gym, video games (on easy mode), playing guitar (badly), reading.